15th Century English Antique Oak Ceiling Boss, Most Probably depicting a Manticore


15th Century English Antique Oak Ceiling Boss, Most Probably depicting a Manticore


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A late 15thC English antique carved oak ceiling boss possibly depicting a “Manticore” set within a roundel.

The Manticore originated in Middle Persia but also became prolific in Western Medieval art. With a human head, lion’s body and tail of a scorpion or similar to that of a porcupine, it was reputed that the darts from the tail could be fired like lethal arrows making it an accomplished predator.

Condition – There is surface wear commensurate with age and a loss to the right side. Please refer to the images. This panel displays very well. A further detailed condition report is available upon request.

Size: Width 21 cm (8 1/4″) x Height 23.5 cm (9 1/4″)

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